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Nursing Float Pool- Staff Nurse- 36hr

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

VIDEO INTERVIEW REQUIRED To be considered for next steps in the interview process, we require all Staff Nurse applicants for positions in our Medical Surgical Units to introduce themselves to us with a digital video interview. (Applicants that are current employees of Connecticut Children's do not need to complete a video interview.) Please complete your application, and then return to this page to complete your digital video interview. Click Here to take the first step in your interview process with us, now! Waterbury Nursing Float Pool- Connecticut Children's Medical Center, located within St. Mary's hospital in Waterbury, is a teamwork oriented inpatient floor. We provide care to both medical and surgical patients within a 12 bed unit. We work as part of the float pool within the main hospital located in Hartford. Our team is crossed trained to all of the inpatient and ICU's units. This opportunity provides new employees the benefit of caring for many patient populations. We value continuity of care and build strong trusting relationships with our patients and their families. We pride ourselves on our talented, warm and friendly team and look forward to welcoming a new team member! SUMMARY Under general supervision, assumes 24-hour accountability to plan and provide direct professional nursing care for specified patients throughout the entire episode of service delivery as defined by population and unit. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the standards of practice of a professional nurse, CCMC policies & procedures, TJC, and State & federal regulations. Reports to Nurse Manager. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES CLINICAL PRACTICE - On a daily basis, demonstrates clinical expertise and uses the nursing process to provide safe, appropriate patient care to a defined patient population according to CCMC and unit policies and standards. POPULATION SPECIFIC - Demonstrates knowledge of the differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families.UNIT LEADERSHIP - Delegates duties and tasks associated with patient care to clinical staff according to hospital policy and their scope of practice. As assigned, contributes to the leadership of the unit by functioning as the Resource Nurse and/or by participating in the professional development of others through preceptor/mentor activities. Supports the unit/department's work productivity and resource management activities.DOCUMENTATION/COMMUNICATION - Completes all required documentation in a timely manner, according to CCMC policies and standards; necessary information is effectively communicated to all members of the health care team.PATIENT/FAMILY PARTNERSHIP & EDUCATION - Partners with child and family in evaluating outcomes. Monitors, trends, and evaluates patient/family responses to treatment. Provides appropriate education to patients and families regarding all aspects of care according to CCMC policies and standards; supports the organization's efforts to patient/family education.CCMC STANDARDS - Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC Standards.* Must possess a degree from an accredited nursing program for registered nurses. BSN preferred. If ADN, must acquire BSN within 3 years of hire. * 2+ years pediatric and/or medical/surgical experience preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF:- Theory, principles, techniques and practice of professional nursing; - State regulations regarding nursing practice; - Clinical standards of care; documentation and patient record policies and standards- Teaching techniques; identification of learning needs and provision of patient/family education- Developmental and population-specific patient & family assessment techniques and how to apply to practice- Accreditation and certification requirements and standardsSKILLS:- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community- Basic proficiency in utilization of personal computers in networked Windows-based health care environment to access related software applications; locate, open, edit and print files and information utilized by the unit; and use of Internet as research toolABILITY TO:- Work individually or with within teams and/or other organizations within the medical and research community;- Make clinical and procedural decisions using the nursing process - Maintain confidentiality of information- Delegate appropriately to ancillary staff- Communicate effectively with individuals and groups both orally and in writingEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Waterbury , Nursing Float Pool- Staff Nurse- 36hr, Healthcare , Waterbury, Connecticut

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